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Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1

8.4Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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DC Comics celebrates Robin the Boy Wonder's 80th anniversary in style with an all-star creative team representing each iteration of the iconic character across eight decades of history! From the high-flying adventures of Dick Grayson to the tragedy of Jason Todd, the enthusiasm of Tim Drake and the arrogance of Damian Wayne, the persistence of Stephanie Brown and the rebelliousness of Carrie Kelley-the mantle of Robin has been worn by many, but always represents one thing: a hero.
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  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Mar 18, 2020

    It doesn't seem to matter who Robin is, the concept of the character persists because each iteration has become a fan favorite over the years. Despite readers often preferring the Batman as a lone Dark Knight, Robin has earned his place in Batman's mythology. This issue both celebrates the characters and demonstrates the importance of a Robin's place in Batman's life. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 18, 2020

    This is was one of the better milestone editions from DC and well worth grabbing for even casual fans of Robin. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    GWW - Deron Generally Mar 17, 2020

    "Bat and Mouse" will find father and son clash over ideals as the two reluctantly team up to take down Quietus and his army of robots. Unable to say what they need to say to each other, they let their fists do the talking as their inner monologues speak volumes about the growing rift between them and Damian hides the scope of his latest plan from his father. A good story that should lead to an interesting clash between Batman and Robin. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Mar 19, 2020

    A huge number of stellar stories combined with top-notch art really celebrate the Boy (and Girl) Wonders with an issue more than worth the purchase. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Mar 18, 2020

    The Robin 80th Anniversary 100 Page Super Spectacular works perfectly as a loving tribute, as a new collection, and as a lead in to what's to come. The only niggle I have is that I would've liked one more Jason Todd story, showing him as a badass. I would also have liked to have seen Carrie Kelly too, but those are pretty small gripes when everything we did get was so very, very good. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Mar 18, 2020

    This special really shows what has made Robin such an enduring character over the last 80 years. Each creative team is firing on all cylinders, giving us their ideal snapshot of a piece of Robin history. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 18, 2020

    The first three stories of this book were completely awful. But it does pick up after those. I am glad I hung in there. For the most part, this is an awesome anniversary issue, and I look forward to the next one DC puts out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Mar 18, 2020

    The long history of the character is beautifully told through the various stories within the anthology. That being said, I would have liked to see more focus on interactions between the Robins and seen stories focusing on Carrie Kelley and Duke Thomas. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 19, 2020

    This anthology does a good job of trying to get to the heart of each of these Robins, and it makes for a solid Wednesday read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 18, 2020

    Overall, there isn't a bad story in this oversized special. But there are quite a few that feel very slight and don't leave much of an impression, and as a whole the issue feels more like a time capsule to past runs than an attempt to celebrate the future of Robin. Worth buying for the Seeley/King, Tynion, and Wolfram stories in particular. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Mar 19, 2020

    In any case, while (like all anniversary issues) I disagree with the importance of some of these stories, you're getting a lot of good content in this issue " the great stuff is fantastic, and it's just a matter of if you think it's worth the price of the overall package. For me, though, I think I needed the reminder of why Robin is so important. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 18, 2020

    If you've read any over-sized anniversary or celebration type issues you know what to expect out of this spectacular, you have a bunch of short stories, where some are going to be better than others, but my biggest complaint is that we don't actually deal enough with Robin stories and focus more on the characters who have been Robin simply remembering their time as the Boy Wonder and putting those skills to present-day situations.  It's still fun overall, but by the end, I wanted more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 23, 2020

    The other Robins also get tales, my favorite of which features the Red Hood completing a task he started during his time as Robin in “More Time.” Tim Drake gets a pair of stories in “Extra Credit” and “Boy Wonders” both touching on themes of growing up and learning to grow into his own Robin. Stephanie Brown struggles with becoming the new Robin in “Fitting In” in a nice story featuring the shortest tenured Robin of them all. Damian is seen in “My Best Friend” centering around his friendship with Jonathan Kent and “Bat and Mouse” which ties into current storylines (and is the least interesting of all the tales). For fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    myconius Mar 18, 2020

    some good stories, some not so good.
    did not feel this was worth the $10 plus tax i spent on it.
    it still was much better than Detective Comics 1000.
    Chuck Dixon and Marv Wolfman were the highlights of the book.

  • 6.5
    Darkseid24 Mar 18, 2020

    This Special has some good stories like the one from Wolfman& Chuck Dixon. My favorite was the one about Jason by Judd Winick, because it showed us the relationship between Jason& Bruce. However this Special once again proves, what a joke Stephanie Brown is, but Jason or Damien should have got a second story instead. This is just a waste of space.
    The Tim Drake story by Beechen wasnt too bad either, we at least saw some Villains in the background. However it’s sad, that we don’t get any story, that shows Robins relationship to The Villains. So it’s pretty onesided. We also don’t get many extras except some basic informations about Robin. Some creativity would have been nice here.
    The art is great, because we get to see so more

  • 9.5
    TheHyruleElf Mar 18, 2020

    Maybe I'm just a huge fan or Robin but I pretty much loved every story. Even the last one which felt pretty dark. But everything else landed for me. It was great to see some classic writers take on Dick Grayson like Wolfman and Dixon and even newer ones like King & Seeley. Judd Winick had a really touching Jason Todd story that hits you right in the feels. The Adam Beechen Tim Drake story was okay, nothing great, but it had a nice theme and message at the end. And I loved seeing Tynion write Tim again. I was a huge fan of his run on Detective Comics. I even liked the Stephanie Brown story, I though it was charming! The Tomasi story reminded me how much I love and miss Super Sons, and the last story was mildy interesting, imo. All in all, th more

  • 9.5
    Grifter Mar 20, 2020

    Loved almost all stories, especially those about Dick

  • 7.5
    Simon DelMonte Mar 29, 2020

    A great celebration of the characters and the talents that loses points mainly because it reminds up over and over how much DC has wasted both.

  • 5.0
    MKW69 Mar 18, 2020

    Downard spiral. Best one was Winnick and Grayson team. Rest of them were a add ons.

  • 5.0
    YourGreenMuse Mar 24, 2020

    This was fine. The best story was Red Hood's story. The worst story was the Grayson story.

  • 10
    Marvel Overlord Mar 21, 2020

  • 9.0
    Justin Ray Mar 19, 2020

  • 9.0
    Conexión Héroe Mar 20, 2020

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Mar 19, 2020

  • 7.5
    KittyNone Mar 30, 2020

  • 7.0
    letskillrobots Mar 20, 2020

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